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A mobile food vendor shall:

A. Not be located on any given parcel or premises for more than six hours in any 24-hour period.

B. Mobile food vendors shall not operate at more than one site within any 24 hour period unless such sites are separated by at least 2,000 feet. Mobile food vendors that only serve employees of businesses on the property of such businesses are exempt from this provision.

C. Maintain a minimum setback of 20 feet between the mobile food preparation van or other vending unit and all interior property lines and other buildings and a minimum of 50 feet from flammable, combustible liquid or gas storage and dispensing structures.

D. No mobile food vendor shall sell or deliver any food or goods if the vending unit is within 200 feet of the entrance of any non-mobile business which serves food and is open for business, without the written consent of the business.

E. No mobile food vendor shall obstruct or cause to obstruct the passage of any pedestrian or vehicle on any public sidewalk, street, or any other public right-of-way, including customer queues or customers consuming any food sold by the mobile food vendor at or near the place where any items are sold or offered for sale. No items may be offered or sold and no customers served in any traveled portion of a public roadway.

F. No mobile food vendor shall operate except on private property in the Pilchuck District’s Neighborhood Center zone, Neighborhood Civic zone, Business Park land use designation or on public right-of-way or public property adjacent to the First Street travel lanes west of Avenue D. The reference to zoning districts in this section is solely for the purpose of regulation of the location of operations of mobile food vendor licensees under this chapter.

G. If operating on private property, the property owner shall designated at least two customer parking spaces for the use of the mobile food vendor’s customers while the mobile food vendor is operating on such private property.

H. Maintain all attachments to the vending unit, including but not limited to signs, lights, overhangs, and awnings, in such a manner as to not create a hazard to pedestrians, customers or vehicles.

I. No use of freestanding awnings, tents, canopies, umbrellas, or other structures or weather protection devices. All such devices shall remain attached to the vending unit. All merchandise, wares, and food shall only be displayed or offered for sale from the vendor’s vehicle.

J. Provide at least one trash receptacle for customer use. All such receptacles shall be screened from the right of way and securely covered, and the contents disposed with in compliance with City regulations.

K. Comply with all applicable requirements of the Snohomish County Health District and maintain current Snohomish Health District certifications.

L. Comply with the standards of the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries for electrical service to the mobile food preparation vehicle and have a valid and current license issued by the Washington State Department of Licensing.

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